Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly linked an Athens area man to the drug arrests. Sheriff Bruce Beggs said Monday that Jonathan Courtland Pursley, 24, of Danielsville, Ga., was not part of the drug arrests.
A drug bust in Lincoln County netted eight arrests, officials announced Sunday.
The suspects were arrested Friday after an investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Lincolnton Police Department and the Georgia Department of Corrections’ Probation Division, according to an e-mail from Sheriff Bruce Beggs.
Details of the charges weren’t available Sunday night, but they include possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and the possibility of cocaine and other drugs, the e-mail said. Some of the suspects also face probation violation charges.
Each of the following remain in the Lincoln County Jail awaiting bond hearings: Jeremy Bruce Evans, 35, of Elberton, Ga.; Robert Dee Freeman, 28, of Lincolnton; Wyatt Leanord Holsenback, 59, of Lincolnton; Crystal Weaghington, 34, of Tignall, Ga.; John Richard Wiggins, of Lincolnton; Kristine James, 31, of Lincolnton; Lila Nelson, 34, of Lincolnton; and Carolyn Maria Norman, 35, of Tignall, Ga.;
During the arrests, deputies were able to collect a “substantial amount” of meth, marijuana and unlicensed liquor, Beggs said. He said he anticipates more arrests in the coming days.